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Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
+1 919-493-8545
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (46 reviews)
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“gravlax” (5 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being married to a chef makes going out challenging since he negatively critiques everything which mostly ruins the meal. That is until we went here. He loves everything about it. The food is amazing and spurge on dessert you won't regret it.

Thank maarch567
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, eclectic menu and simply superb food. The wine list is impressive. This isn't budget dining, but you definitely get what you pay for!

Thank D9975ATstevens
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I lived in the Triangle for 20 years and have dined at this landmark 50 times. Scott Howell and his crew are simply the most creative culinarians in the Triangle and you will NEVER leave Nana's unhappy! If you do then you just don't know...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Recently went here for an anniversary dinner. French influenced, we really enjoyed the atmosphere- quiet and upscale but slightly eclectic decor. Service was great- we were debating between a couple of wines and the sommelier came right over and made a great recommendation, very friendly...More

Thank Shangator
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Special treat with really well put together dishes. We had the $55 tasting menu which includes several small dishes and desserts. Also added wine pairing for $30. This was a great way to taste many flavors such as short rib ravioli, venison, gnocchi with rabbit....More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Durham for Botanical Gardens plant sale and used Trip Advisor to find a good restaurant. We were waiting in the parking lot when they opened. Am I glad we waited. The food and wine selection were outstanding. I loved the art work...More

Thank Supercalaf
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I attended a group business dinner here recently, and I was impressed by the attention to detail. Typical of a group, we had a variety of food issues, and all of those were accommodated without a problem. We had a 3 course prix fixe menu,...More

Thank KLGri
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant, all the way around. Our first visit to Nana's began with the warmest of greetings at the front door and maintained that standard throughout our visit. The wonderful and interesting artwork even made the walk to our table enjoyable. First up,...More

1  Thank Rebbones
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The ingredients are local, or most of them. I had the wild boar and it was really good. It is a little pricy (29 dollars) but worth the money.

Thank Leewho
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was a trifecta of poor service and unusual response from a manager. We happen to go their for a friend's birthday. 1. Restaurant was informed of the gluten allergy for one of my friends. we asked the wait staff for the dishes which are...More

Thank ind_gal
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Dan A
Do you offer vegetarian entree options? if yes, please describe typical choices? Thanks!
13 August 2016|
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Response from ryan10230 | Reviewed this property |
They do have salads. I am sure they would do their very best to accommodate you if you called or asked.
How much is the tasting menu and will it serve 2
1 June 2016|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
I/we did not have the tasting menu although it was highly recommended. I believe the pricing of the tasting menu is per individual and an additional charge for wine parings.
Eric D
dress code?
1 September 2015|
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Response from RickL909 | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe there's a dress code. Business casual would be appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-8545
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